- Aerial Anarchists
name = Aerial Anarchists
director = Walter Booth
runtime = 15 minutes
country = UK
language = Silent film
imdb_id = 0211903
"Aerial Anarchists" is a 1911
science fiction filmdirected by Walter Booth.
It is the third and final film in Booth's science fiction series seeking to present a picture of futuristic aerial warfare. It followed on from "
Aerial Torpedo" and " Aerial Submarine" and is the first real science fiction series made in the United Kingdom. The story focuses on an attack against Londonby a fleet of airshipsfrom an unknown country.
It has been suggested by sources including www.silentsf.com that this film is based upon the
E. Douglas Fawcettnovel Hartmann the Anarchist
There is currently no known surviving footage of this film and all information is based upon the original catalog synopsis. The film contains scenes of a bombing and its aftermath throughout London and features prominently the bombing of
St. Paul's Cathedraland a railway disaster in which a train is seen to leap into a chasm.
* Wingrove, David. Science Fiction Film Source Book (Longman Group Limited, 1985)
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211903/combined The Internet Movie Database]
* [http://www.eofftv.com/a/aer/aerial_anarchists_main.htm EOFFTV]
* [http://www.silentsf.com/essay/aerialanarchists.html Silentsf.com plot summary]
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